can your sites get dropped because of wprobot?

amarath

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Mar 5, 2010
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hi guys

I purchased wp robot a few weeks ago and have been using it on some of my sites since.

2 sites have been completely dropped by google and i want to know if this could be because of wprobot?

perhaps the content being dupe? or google somehow realising its auto gen content?

i dont know - just throwing ideas out there.

any thoughts?

Thanks
 
Could be the new moon. Could be that you ate beans for breakfast. Could be 1000 things. No one knows exactly how Google works


But I have many top ranked wprobot blogs
 
hi guys

I purchased wp robot a few weeks ago and have been using it on some of my sites since.

2 sites have been completely dropped by google and i want to know if this could be because of wprobot?

perhaps the content being dupe? or google somehow realising its auto gen content?

i dont know - just throwing ideas out there.

any thoughts?

Thanks

I think it's possible. I have had similar experiences with a couple of my sites. I have since stopped using it.
 
It depends how you use it and what other things you are doing-not doing?

If all you are doing is re-posting other people content, with out providing any other value, then why would Google need you? They already have that content in the index. However, if you are a news aggregator or a portal grabbing relevant information on a specific subject from many sources and putting all that in one place for the benefit of the end user, then there is value there and Google will most likely let you slide. It also helps if you build links to your autoblog, add some unique commentary, get a quality theme, etc.

It is rarely ever "one thing"... You have to have an entire strategy to be successful, wp-robot should be piece of your **************, not your entire plan.
 
Yup, I had a couple sandboxed/removed from the rankings after using wprobot.

I removed it from most of my blogs, still have it on one and it does ok.
 
well actually i patched wprobot so it cannot be detected anymore :) no blog has dropped so far - just because of my little twist. maybe you posted too much on the new site. mabye the google algorithms got suspicious for non-normal behaviour!
 
oh, its simpler than you think. i put wprobot into another directory and replaced all related pathes in the source to the new location. secondly i replaced the text wprobot with something that hasnt to do with robots. just think of "contact-form" or "site-stats". i know thats not bullet proof but it prevents others and also search-engines from getting my sites flagged as autoblogs :) simple trick, big effect...

ah and of course wprobot isnt telling home anymore. so even the author of the software cannot find my blog due to referer tags or simple request lines in his apache/webserver logs. did you even know that wprobot checks for new updates every time you open the preferences page for it?
 
oh, its simpler than you think. i put wprobot into another directory and replaced all related pathes in the source to the new location. secondly i replaced the text wprobot with something that hasnt to do with robots. just think of "contact-form" or "site-stats". i know thats not bullet proof but it prevents others and also search-engines from getting my sites flagged as autoblogs :) simple trick, big effect...

ah and of course wprobot isnt telling home anymore. so even the author of the software cannot find my blog due to referer tags or simple request lines in his apache/webserver logs. did you even know that wprobot checks for new updates every time you open the preferences page for it?

Why don't you just use your robots.txt to block your wp folders?
 
If you put in a robots.txt, then it will override the virtual one. With Wordpress (not MU) then this is ok to simply make a new robots.txt, and include your sitemap line from the virtual one..

With Wordpress MU, this is totally different as each sub will show different robot.txt contents (sitemap line), even though they are all hosted in the same physical folder on your server. If you override the robots.txt file, then you lose all the subs' sitemaps.
 
Could be the new moon. Could be that you ate beans for breakfast. Could be 1000 things. No one knows exactly how Google works


But I have many top ranked wprobot blogs

same. ranked on page 1 of Google for automated content and for some pretty mainstream stuff (i.e. not at all micro niche).

thing with the automated content is, more often than not, you gotta alter it some way or seed some original shit.
 
@dfrancon: well if every search engine would follow the self set up rules in your robots.txt all would be fine. but in that case you're leading search engines directly to your scripts. your robots.txt is then talking: hey, here is wp-robot, but dont follow it ;) that isnt really smart, eh?

some website security scanners even take this information to get a deeper look on the structures from your sites.

so keep in mind: dont give anyone more information than is really needed :)
 
Kinda lost on the robots txt thing. What should be included in it to hide wprobot and your other plugins?

Thanks


@dfrancon: well if every search engine would follow the self set up rules in your robots.txt all would be fine. but in that case you're leading search engines directly to your scripts. your robots.txt is then talking: hey, here is wp-robot, but dont follow it ;) that isnt really smart, eh?

some website security scanners even take this information to get a deeper look on the structures from your sites.

so keep in mind: dont give anyone more information than is really needed :)
 
Some friends just said about Robot.txt block access to WPRobot directory paths.
This is easy to block any directory access with GD-Press Tools plugin I think.

Thanks
 
In my honest opinion, I think wprobot article module cannot be used on its own, it must be accompanied by a WP Unique or any other rewriting plugin that changes the html coding, mixes them up so that all the content appears unique to Google.

WP Unique also auto-spins the content but with some sentence errors but other than that it working fine for me. My month-old site is on page 2 for my primary/sniping keyword.

Correct me if I'm wrong. ;)
 
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